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California Historical Society

The mission of the California Historical Society is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.

The current CHS headquarters accommodate the administrative offices, North Baker Research Library, exhibition galleries, and museum store.

* Keeps an active public program schedule, including exhibitions, lectures, and other public events.
* The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
* The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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California Historical Society
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San Francisco, California 94105
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California Light and Sound
Cultural & Academic Films
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1978
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1977
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1976
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1975
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Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission
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californialightandsound
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home movie
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Jones, Jim, 1931-1978
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Jonestown (Guyana)
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San Francisco (Calif.)
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones preaching at the Peoples Temple Church in Los Angeles during a likely healing service. Includes brief clips of scenes from the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 41 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission...
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Description : Amateur movie of children and the piggery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 18 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
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Note : Much of the footage after 00:01:55 is overexposed. Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including residents sharing a large meal together. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 12 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given...
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Note : Leader section in film from 00:03:17-00:03:26. Description : Amateur movie recording an early visit of Jim and Marceline Jones to Jonestown, including footage of their arrival and of Jonestown residents promoting the settlement. Includes aerial views of Georgetown and Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call...
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Description : Amateur movie of the baby nursery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 6 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission...
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Note : Abrupt splices throughout. Tramlines, existing tape splices. Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones promoting Jonestown by showing and describing its amenities, including chicken coops, pastures, the piggery, warehouses, crops, living quarters, heavy machinery, and the radio tower. Includes footage of Jones interviewing Jonestown children, and Pop and Mom Jackson. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
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Description : Amateur movie of the baby nursery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 5 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission...
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Description : Amateur movie documenting children and work at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 21 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
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Note : No image in tail section. Description : Amateur movie recording singer Deanna Wilkinson and band performing a Jonestown-inspired version of the song "You are so beautiful to me" at the Jonestown pavilion. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 31 Rights : Rights are owned by the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
Description : Amateur movie of Peoples Temple members at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 7 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
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Note : Tramlines and rubs, dirty tape splices. Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones showing and describing supplies and provisions in the Jonestown warehouse. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 23 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given...
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones promoting Jonestown by showing and describing its amenities, including living quarters, cleared fields, chickens, generators, and power lines. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 32 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS)....
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Note : Distortion and radio noises in original recording. Call Number : MS 4136; Audio tape 1 Description : Ham radio transmissions between Peoples Temple members in Guyana and San Francisco, California, intercepted by amateur radio station W6FWX in San Francisco. Jim Jones and other Peoples Temple members discuss the group's supporters and detractors, including Mayor George Moscone and California State Assemblyman Willie Brown, and other issues affecting the group. Note on original label l:...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Amateur movie recording a performance of the song "Yesterday" by a woman singer and band and a comedy skit at the Jonestown pavilion. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 26 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to...
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Note : Very dark for evening material at end. Description : Amateur movie recording young men playing basketball and children playing at Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 25 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access...
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Description : Amateur movie of the piggery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 16 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
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Description : Amateur movie documenting work at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 20 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission...
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Note : Much of the footage after 00:01:55 is overexposed. Description : Amateur movie recording a children's parade in Jonestown, with children in costume, playing. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 28 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission...
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Description : Amateur movie documenting the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 17 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Finding Aid : Peoples Temple records Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission...
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Description : Amateur movie recording two women singers and a band performing at the Jonestown pavilion. The second singer is Deanna Wilkinson. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 22 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to...
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jonestown children at school, singing, and dancing, and women making dolls and stuffed animals. Also includes footage of Jonestown products, including wooden toys, children's games, and soap. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 33 Rights : Rights are owned by...
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Note : Machine noise, conversation is inaudible. Description : Amateur movie recording a meeting of Guyanese officials and Jonestown residents, possibly in Port Kaituma, Guyana. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 38 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given...
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Description : Amateur movie recording aerial views of Georgetown, Guyana, and Jonestown scenes, including crops, the chimpanzee Mr. Muggs' cage, and buildings. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 27 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to...
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones showing and describing supplies and provisions in the Jonestown warehouse. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 39 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work...
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jonestown nursery and school scenes, including women and infants in the Jonestown nursery, women reading to and singing with children, and children in the Jonestown school. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 13 Rights : Rights are owned by the California...
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Description : Amateur movie recording a children's parade in Jonestown, with children in costume, playing. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 36 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online....
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Note : Overexposed footage. Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including the nursery, piggery, pavilion, and other buildings; agricultural equipment; and the settlement's early residents and construction crew. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 9 Rights : Rights are owned...
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Note : Distortion and static in original recording. Call Number : MS 4136; Audio tape 2 Description : Ham radio transmissions between Peoples Temple members in Guyana and San Francisco, California, intercepted by amateur radio station W6FWX in San Francisco. Much of the conversation is conducted in coded language. Note on original label l: 9:15 PM (Dupe Tape) People's Temple, transcripts of radio communications taken on August 8, 1977 on 14.345 MHz by Amateur Station W6FWX Rights : Copyright...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : No image from 00:01:32-00:01:55. Aerial footage begins 00:01:55. Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown settlers planting fields with local indigenous people and aerial footage of the Jonestown site. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 10 Rights : Rights are owned by the California...
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Description : Amateur movie recording a children's parade in Jonestown, with children in costume, playing. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 29 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online....
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Note : Exteriors are overexposed. Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including fields and crops, and residents sharing a large meal together. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 11 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given...
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Description : Amateur movie recording teacher Tom Grubbs quizzing Jonestown schoolchildren on logic, with Jim Jones in background. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 24 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized...
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Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown settlers showing heavy agricultural equipment. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 34 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or...
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Description : Amateur movie recording elderly Jonestown residents Pop and Mom Jackson discussing scripture and the "promised land" outside of their cottage in Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 14 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has...
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Note : Much of the footage after 00:01:55 is overexposed. Description : Amateur movie recording children and young adults playing volleyball in Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 30 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie